- Lefty, 23 Sep 2013
I’ve been trying out Jekyll as a static site generator lately - it’s actually what’s powering this very blog.
Initial impressions are pretty good - everything is basically a template, and there are some magic directories you can put files in with specific filenames to create blog posts, etc. I’m OK with the whole “there’s no database” idea, especially for a site that will probably only change every few weeks at the absolute best. Plus it means (hopefully) my server won’t get completely melted down if someone links to a post. Not that I’m getting my hopes up about that!
Jekyll has the ability to spawn a ruby (WEBrick) HTTP server that can regenerate pages on the fly, which I’m finding pretty handy during development. Especially as I’m still mucking about with formatting and such.
More impressions as I use it more.